Everything We Know About the Star Wars TV Show The Mandalorian

Bessie Dean
April 15, 2019

Star Wars Celebration takes place in Chicago this weekend, and to kick things off, we're getting a Star Wars: Episode IX panel at 9 a.m. PT / 12 p.m. ET, live streamed across the internet for all to see.

Hyping up a crowd already buzzing from Friday's release of a trailer for the ninth installment in the flagship film franchise, "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker", were the show's writer and executive producer, Jon Favreau, and several members of the cast. In the trailer, the gunslinger character, played by Pedro Pascal, follows a dot on a tracking beacon across an icy planet.

The series stars Pedro Pascal as the title character, a lone gunfighter the actor compared to a Western or samurai hero. It's confirmed that classic bounty hunter IG-88 will be on hand, as will the original Stormtroopers.

Pascal will be joined by Nick Nolte (48 Hrs.), Carl Weathers (Rocky), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), Emily Swallow (The Mentalist) and Gina Carano (Fast & Furious 6). It isn't yet announced who will be making an appearance. Favreau said that he wanted to take the series back to the "scum and villainy" seen in the first film, which is a tone that immediately won him over.

Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy previously shared this in a statement announcing the series.

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At the entrance to the exhibition hall, toy company Lego has created an image of the helmet of the notorious Star Wars henchman, the Stormtrooper, made up entirely of their small Stormtrooper figurines. Taika Waititi ("Thor: Ragnarok"), Bryce Dallas Howard, Rick Famuyiwa ("Dope"), and Deborah Chow ("Jessica Jones") also directed several episodes.

Eighteen years ago Lego released their first Rebel blockade runner. What the fans didn't know, was that these messages would be compiled for use in the new land set to open in Disneyland Park and Walt Disney World's Hollywood Studios.

The Mandalorian will be released on Disney's streaming service on November 12, the same day Disney Plus launches. Fans will be able to subscribe for just $6.99.

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